Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) Coverage Initiated at Nomura

Analysts at Nomura initiated coverage on Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) stock, rating the company at Buy. Nomura currently has a rating of Buy on the shares. A number of other analysts have spoken on the company in recent days, and the company has earned a consensus one-year price target of $13.41, above the opening price of $12.09. Ford Motor Co. stock has a 52-week high of $15.84. After initiating coverage,, analysts and brokerage firms will subsequently issue periodic updates. Changes in price targets are not unheard of.

U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday as investors anticipate the results of meetings from the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.05% rose 9.79 points, or less than 0.1%, to close at 18,129.96.

The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.03% advanced 0.64 points to finish at 2,139.76, led by gains in the health-care and consumer-staples sectors.

The Nasdaq Composite index COMP, +0.12% gained 6.33 points, or 0.1%, to close at 5,241.35.

Shares of Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) opened at $12.09 yesterday trading between $11.96 and $12.19, and last traded at $12.00, which is a decrease of $0.11 compared to the previous closing price.

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) now has a market cap of 47.68B.

The stock’s average daily volume is 36,668,600 shares out of a total float 3,676,956,000 and some 37,820,775 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 34 percent above the norm. Considerable volume aggregation by institutional investors may be on the horizon as the combination of significant expansions in trading volume and price growth can be deciding components.

While an increase in trading for one day will not mean much, conversely, a trend of heavy trading volume on the buy side over a period of days or weeks sends a positive indicator to market traders that institutions may be moving in, so institutional sponsorship is very important.

Institutional sponsorship just refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

Institutional investors such as these have teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks, so it is good confirmation to see them taking a postion in a stock you are considering.

By spotting trends, moving averages allow traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of successful trades.

Trades for Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) have ranged from $11.02 – 15.84, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $12.35 and 200-day MA of $13.01. Today’s last price is 0.24% under the 52 week high of $15.84.

Indeed, earnings growth is among the most important things to look at in regards to stock investing and, accordingly, investors identify companies that have been successful at growing their earnings at least 25% or more over the past 3 years.

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